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Kathleen K.

Term Paper, Thesis and Dissertation Writer

Lincolnwood, IL (60712)

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Dear Prospective Students,
As your dedicated tutor, I am excited to help you learn to write well and to express your ideas clearly and concisely. I have done so for students from grammar school through doctoral level programs for the past 25+ years as a teacher, mentor, honors program coordinator and faculty member of an urban university, as well as in the capacity of both committee member and chair of more than 30 doctoral dissertations since 1999 submitted to several universities.

You CAN learn to write well! Every type of writing has a purpose and a style. Once you understand the task (reason why you are writing), the audience (for whom you are writing), and the word or page limitations, you will be able to master any paper, no matter its theme or complexity. A brief guide may help you to get started: 1)What does the paper have to do? (Sell an idea, tell a story, prove a point, provide information); 2)For who's benefit or knowledge is the paper being designed? (For your teacher, for a group of executives, for a review board of a publishing company, for classmates, for submission to a local newspaper); 3)What are the size limitations? (Five paragraph essay, 5-8 pages double-spaced, 400 words, 100 pages)

I can help you to develop your ideas in an organized and focused way, provide citation and authoritative support for your work, and refine the writing to satisfy each of the "styles" as required, whether Turabian, MLA or APA. I can also help you to understand and interpret, as well as synthesize and analyze, complex literature and develop the ability to prepare for qualifying exams that require higher thinking and comprehension skills.

I'm looking forward to assisting you in developing your writing and reading skills!

Sincerely,
Dr. Kathleen, Psy.D.

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Kathleen’s subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Homeschool:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

ADD/ADHD

I completed my Master's program in Special Education, completed a doctoral internship in the ADHD clinic at BroMenn Counseling Center in Bloomington, IL., where I provided assessment and intervention. I completed my doctoral dissertation on ability of teachers to recognize ADHD vs. negative behaviors of gifted individuals.

Aspergers

Master's (MA) degree in Special Education, Northeastern IL University, 1990. Doctoral degree (PsyD) in clinical psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1995.

Doctoral level Internship in ADHD clinic in Bloomington, IL, 1994-5. Post-Doctoral residency at Oak Forest Psychological Services, meeting needs of special ed. students and families.

Specialization in special education and treatment of mental disorders, such as Asperger's, Autism, ADHD.

Autism

Master's (MA) degree in Special Education, Northeastern IL University, 1990. Doctoral degree (PsyD) in clinical psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1995.

Doctoral level Internship in ADHD clinic in Bloomington, IL, 1994-5. Post-Doctoral residency at Oak Forest Psychological Services, meeting needs of special ed. students and families.

Specialization in special education and treatment of mental disorders, such as Asperger's, Autism, ADHD.

College Counseling

I worked as the director of education at the Science and Arts Academy in Des Plaines, IL in the early days of its inception. During that time, several of our students— many of whom had been homeschooled for many years— sought advice and information from me on directions for college applications, as well as ideas for majors and courses of study based on interests, skills, abilities and likelihood of employment following college. More recently, I counseled undergraduate students in honors courses and choice of majors, as well as in graduate school admissions, as the Coordinator of the University Honors Program at NEIU. (2000-2010)

Elementary (K-6th)

IL State Teaching certification earned in 1988. Experience teaching in Chicago Public Schools, 7th grade, Pre-School, Head Start, Chicago Park District children's after school programs, Grades k-12.

English

Qualified to teach all language arts-
Former certified 6-12 language arts teacher, Chicago Public Schools, BA in English, Communications, and Theatre, MA in Special Education, with additional specialty in Gifted, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Phonics

Phonics is the study of the sounds made by letters of the alphabet when seen alone as well as when joined with other letters to form phonemes, or blended sounds, or words.

My undergraduate degree is in Speech, Communications, Theatre, and English. Following my earning the BA, I returned to complete teacher training and became certified in Language Arts, Literature, Humanities, and Social Studies.

My Master's degree is in Special Education, with coursework in teaching of reading and math/science to special needs students. Currently, I teach in a Master's Level Program online from NOVA Southeastern University, to teachers earning their master's degree. Phonics, reading, and related subjects are included in the coursework. I can provide references from those teachers to whom I currently instruct.

Psychology

I have earned a doctorate in clinical psychology with specialization in children and adolescents, marriage and family, and more recently acquired work in grief, loss, death and dying.

Public Speaking

My BA degree is in Speech and Performing Arts, with an English Minor. I have been an invited speaker at numerous conferences in Europe, i.e. The Hague, Warsaw, Greece, many conferences and workshops nationally, i.e, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and in Ontario, Canada.

Locally, I have presented workshops and conference seminars locally for parent and school groups, as well as counseling and psychology groups, having earned my MA and PsyD in the areas of psychology and special education.

Reading

Strategies for reading comprehension, fluency, and prosody.

Special Needs

Master's (MA) degree in Special Education, Northeastern IL University, 1990. Doctoral degree (PsyD) in clinical psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1995.

Doctoral level Internship in ADHD clinic in Bloomington, IL, 1994-5. Post-Doctoral residency at Oak Forest Psychological Services, meeting needs of special ed. students and families.

Specialization in special education and treatment of mental disorders, such as Asperger's, Autism, ADHD.

Study Skills

Teacher-educator, MA program in reading, math, motivation, study skills. Research-based, problem-solving model. Extensive experience with learning theories, challenged learners.

Vocabulary

A rich vocabulary distinguishes the intelligent and educated individual. Reading and taking note of words that are unfamiliar, and then discovering what those words mean, how they are used, and when they are used properly, can often determine your success in school essays and job interviews.

The inside secret to figuring out what a word means is to learn its "roots", or basic parts. I can help you learn to do this in a short time.

Writing

You can learn to write with clarity and focus. There is a formula for good writing, and once you learn this, your papers will become easier and more interesting to read!

Good writing takes an idea, develops it for the reader, makes a point, wraps it up, and leaves the reader wanting to read your next written work.

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Education

Univ. of IL at Chicago

Northeastern Illinois University. (Master's)

Adler School ProfPsy ()

Instilled confidence and organization — After the first hour with Kathy, my 12-year-old son felt more confident and more organized. She reviewed some of his upcoming assignments with him so he felt prepared for the schooldays ahead and she also reviewed some of his recent work to solidify the lessons taught. She brought up some thought-provoking science questions that they discussed together. My son thought his time with Kathy was helpf ...

— Barbara, Chicago, IL on 10/21/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $56.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If you are able to meet at my home or office, or "online", we can use the entire hourly rate for instruction, rather than travel, set-up, etc.

Travel policy

Kathleen will travel within 10 miles of Lincolnwood, IL 60712.

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